You can make your home look brighter by taking advantage of the natural light present in every room. Yet sometimes, even with tremendous amounts of natural light, it can be challenging to make your space bright.
Below are six simple tips to help you design your home so that it will be bright and cheery no matter the time of day.
Add lighted and reflective accessories
Accent lighting and reflective mirrors can brighten your space by reflecting natural light and making it even brighter than it already is from the sun. It is an excellent idea for laundry rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms, and more. Place the mirror next to a window, and you will be able to see while doing your hair or putting on makeup perfectly.
Mirrors are also great in corners because natural light can bounce around the space. It makes the room look bigger than it is. Corners are ideal for placing mirrors in small bedrooms, guest rooms, and more. It’s even possible to make corners bright by using floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
Use neutral colours on the walls
Light colours make your home look brighter because they reflect light off the surface. Darker colours absorb light and make your room darker than it could be with lighter colours. Using lighter tones on your walls will make the room look bigger. Neutral colours are great if you want to use brighter colours too. You can also use light-coloured furniture in rooms where the walls are light to create a bigger feeling space.
Consider your flooring and window treatments
Adding rugs, carpets, and other soft surfaces can make a small space appear larger because it breaks up darker surfaces that might otherwise absorb the light in the same way that dark paints do. Plywood, tile, and hardwood floors are all different surfaces that absorb light. Curtains can also be used to add natural light to a space.
Use drapes to make interiors seem brighter by creating an airier feeling. White curtains can let in a lot of natural light and make the room look bigger than it is. You will enjoy less heat and more light if you use white curtains indoors.
Make table lamps a focal point
Table lamps may not be as eye-catching as other lighting types, but they are highly efficient at giving off light. If you already have a lot of bright and colourful décor, table lamps can help to create a more even glow throughout your living room, dining room, or kitchen without being too high-maintenance and distracting.
Table lamps are also a good solution for lighting small spaces like bathrooms, bedrooms, and more. When installing a table lamp, be especially careful with the cabling. It is advisable to get the help of a level 2 ASP electrician to prevent any accidents from happening.
Lighten up your kitchen
Your kitchen will always be the center of attention in your home, so make it bright and inviting to guests. Install up-lights in the kitchen to lighten up the whole space without being too glaring or distracting as you cook.
Install lights above workspaces like sinks and counters to help illuminate your work surface and make it easier to cook in the evenings or after dark. Don’t forget to add lights above your stove or ovens for illumination when cooking. It is also an excellent idea to use lamps as a focal point in the centre of the kitchen by placing them over kitchen islands and counters.
Making your home look brighter is not a particularly difficult task. You need to make a few simple changes and adjustments. You can add natural light from the sun, install more reflective surfaces, declutter your interior, use lighter colours on the walls, and more. You can transform your home into a bright and cheery space in no time at all.
Thank you for reading. I hope these tips help you get the brightest home for you.